laggard

Part of speech: adjective

Slow; tardy.

Part of speech: noun

A loiterer.

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Usage examples "laggard":

  1. " No laggard in love," he said, smiling. - "The Mark Of Cain", Andrew Lang.
  2. Scarcely anything but the expected arrival was now spoken or thought of at Roselands, and Elsie was not the only one to whom old Time seemed to move with an unusually laggard pace. - "Elsie Dinsmore", Martha Finley.
  3. Before she reappeared Cyril had gone to school, he who was usually a laggard. - "The Old Wives' Tale", Arnold Bennett.